British Council has launched the arts programme “Urban Futures” since early 2018 across North-East Asia, including Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.  “Urban Futures” program aims to foster greater inclusion and innovation in cities through the arts.  In Taiwan, we support cross-art institutions and practitioners to explore how art can make our cities more open, dynamic, inclusive and fit for the future.  Our programme themes focus on the following topics: 

  • Art & Social Activism
  • Art, Science & Digital Innovation
  • Art & Disability
  • Art & Ageing

This year, as part of the "Art, Science & Digital Innovation" initiative, British Council in Taiwan proudly presents the UK film "David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive" at the 2019 Taiwan European Film Festival in Taiwan. This will also be the eighth "Art, Science & Digital Innovation" project this year.


UK film "David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive"

UK / 2014 / color / 64 mins

Director: Daniel M. Smith

This documentary narrated by David Attenborough was filmed at the Natural History Museum, London, and uses state of the art CGI imagery to bring to life several extinct animals in the museum, including Archaeoptery, the Moa Ratite bird (Dinornis) and Haast's eagle. The documentary was well-received, and won a TV BAFTA in the specialist factual category. For more details and screening schedule please visit 2019 TEFF website.


Schedule and venue:

  • 12/01 09:30 Tian Zhong Town, Changhua County Public Libraries(No. 299, Zhongxin Road, Tian Zhong Town, Chunghua County)
  • 12/01 17:00 8F, Sky Garden Rooftop, 3 Door Hotel (No.77, Chenggong Road, West Central District, Tainan City)
  • 12/01 19:00 Eslite dun nan store B2 Audiovisual Room (B2, No.245, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Daan Dist., Taipei City)
  • 12/05 13:10 D418, Second Academic Building, Soochow University (No.70, Linhsi Road, Shihlin District, Taipei City)
  • 12/07 19:00 Hsinchu Image Museum (No.65, Zhongzheng Road, East Dist., Hsinchu City)
  • 12/07 14:00 68 Cinema, Taliwu Culture Park (No.21, Nanchang Rd., Dounan Township, Yunlin County)
  • 12/10 10:00 Library Multimedia Center, National Chung Hsing University (145 Xingda Road, South District, Taichung City)
  • 12/13 19:00 Dalin Wan Guo Palais Theatre (No.21-7, Pinghe St., Dalin Township, Chiayi County)
  • 12/14 15:00 2F, Médiathèque, Alliance Française de Taïwan (2F, No.107, Sec 4 Roosvelt Road, Taipei)
  • 12/14 15:00 Lu Gang Town, Changhua County Public Libraries(No. 83, Gong yuan first Road, Lu Gang Town, Changhua County)
  • 12/16 18:00 Art Center-Cinema House 107, National Central University (No.300, Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan)
  • 12/19 13:30 NTU 2nd Student Activity Center 3F., Rm 306, Global Lounge (3F., No. 85, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Da-an District, Taipei City)
  • 12/20 16:10 Library B1, Hsinchu Senior High School (No.36, Xuefu Road, East District, Hsinchu City)
  • 12/20 19:20 North Wing, General Building 270207, National Chengchi University (No.64, Sec.2, ZhiNan Road.,Wenshan District,Taipei City)
  • 12/21 14:00 Xi Hu Town, Changhua County Public Libraries(No. 147, Tai Ping Street, Xi Hu Town, Changhua County)
  • 12/21 10:30 Black Box Theater, Taitung Theater (2F., No.671, Kaifeng Stret, Taitung City, Taitung County)
  • 12/25 09:30 Cultural Cinema, Hualien County Government Cultural Bureau Library (No. 6 Wenfu Road, Hualien City)
  • 12/29 14:00 Monga B2, Performance Hall (B2F., No.145, Sec. 1, Xiyuan Road, Wanhua Dist., Taipei City)
  • 12/29 15:00 Concert Hall, Labor and Youth Development Department, Pingtung County Government (Pingtung Youth College) (No.61, Zhongshan Road, Pingtung City, Pingtung County)
  • 12/29 15:45 Stone Theatre X Qun Dao Islands(No.2, Lane 277, Xian Street, Xitun District, Taichung City) *Please register for the event, and there will be a special talk after the movie
  • 12/29 19:00 25x40 Art Space (No.554, Zhongzheng Road, West District, Chiayi City) *Minimum charge of NT$150
  • 12/30 19:00 NTHU Books (No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu)
  • 12/31 18:00 Q002, Qiuzhen Hall, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (No. 900, Mintsu 1st Road, Kaohsiung City)
  • 2020/1/10 18:30 Happy Elder Club (No.87, Huangpuxincun E. 2nd Lane, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City)
  • 2020/1/11 11:30 Fuli OLD Theatre (No.106, Yong’an Street, Fuli Township, Hualien County)
  • 2020/1/18 18:30 Médiathèque, Alliance Française de Taïwan - Centre Kaohsiung (3F, No. 2, Darong Street, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City)
  • 2020/1/19 10:00 Yueshang Dapochi Music Hall (No.1, Zhongyi Street, Chishang Township, Taitung County)
  • 2020/1/19 19:00  Keelung Sigma (National Ocean University) (B5, No.9-2, Lane 77, Zhengrong Street, Zhongzheng District, Keelung City)

About Taiwan European Film Festival

TEFF歐洲影展(TEFF (Taiwan European Film Festival) is organized by European Economic and Trade Office since 2005. TEFF presents a selection of European films every year aiming to show the diversity of cultures, arts and languages of the European countries. The 15th TEFF will take place from November 2019 to January 2020 at the venues all around Taiwan with free entrance, Chinese and English subtitles available.